Coffee and Mill Hill Kits – Two of My Favorite Things!

I finally got a chance to look at the latest Mill Hill kit releases. I was surprised to find a set of six designs from Debbie Mumm called Good Coffee & Good Friends, all coffee themed!

Stitching and coffee are the two things I most frequently start my day with. When someone asks my kids what their mom likes to do aside from work and family, theย answers would be drink coffee, cross stitch, and read a lot of books. Probably in that order. These adorable designs need to get in my kitchen immediately.

Good Coffee & Good Friends Debbie Mumm Cross Stitch Kit by Mill Hill

available on Amazon

It’s worth noting that these kits come with aida fabric instead of the usual perforated paper stock that often comes with Mill Hill kits, since they’re more stitching than bead work. While they are still of a size to fit in the cute Mill Hill wooden frames that are available, I’m thinking they would make a really cute quilted wall hanging all sewn together with some fun print fabrics.

Six designs:
Coffee Grinder, Coffee Cups, Coffee Grounds,
Coffee Server, Coffee Beans, Coffee Pot

Each kit includes all Mill Hill Glass Beads, Wichelt Permin 16 Count Brandywine Aida, floss, and chart with instructions needed to complete the project

Approximate finished size of each design: 4.75 inches wide x 4.75 inches high

Yes, I admit I have an addiction to Mill Hill kits. At least I know I’m not alone there ๐Ÿ˜‰

Enjoy & Happy Stitching!
Loretta

This Year’s Spring Eggs from Mill Hill

Last year’s Spring Eggs were seasonal flower themed, this year’s Spring Eggs seem to be seasonal insect themed with a Dragonfly and a Ladybug.

preview of mill hill spring egg kit contents

inside the package

These eggs are fully beaded designs, so they’re a little bit different than the usually Mill Hill kits. Of course everything you need is included in the kit package and the beads are sorted into groups for you.

There’s a magnet included for finishing and display, but you could add a cord and make it a hanging ornament if you have an Easter or Spring Solstice tree, or a year round tree or display that you change the ornaments on. Have fun with it and get creative ๐Ÿ˜‰ [Read more…]

Pattern Pick of the Day: Oblivion

Oblivion colorful fractal cross stitch pattern from StitchXI love these colorful fractal patterns by StitchX, always so pretty. You can see this one over on Craftsy.

This pattern uses 90 DMC thread colors and the stitch count is 400 x 400, but don’t be intimidated by the numbers, every stitch is worth it ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy & Happy Stitching!

Pattern Pick of the Day: Twisted Rainbow Sampler

Twisted Rainbow Sampler cross stitch pattern by Northern Expressions NeedleworkYou may have some stitchalongs happening around Facebook groups for this popular pattern by Northern Expressions Needlework, it really is quite stunning to see.

Model stitched on 32 Ct. Onyx by Weeks Dye Works. The floss used in the model are Thread Pickerz silks and the Rainbow Floss packs are available there. Dinky Dyes alternatives are listed at 123stitch along with the pattern purchase info.

Enjoy & Happy Stitching!

Pattern Pick of the Day: Rainbow Whiskerkins

rainbow whiskerkins cross stitch pattern from CM DesignsRainbow is actually the April Whiskerkins, but he’s so darn cute with his rainbow striped tail and buttons.

This pattern by CM Designs is available from 123stitch.com and directly from the CM Designs website.

Stitch count is 50W x 75H

Enjoy and Happy Stitching!

Pattern Pick of the Day: Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope mandala cross stitch from Ink CirclesThis colorful Kaleidoscope mandala design is by Ink Circles and is available from 123stitch.com.

this pattern uses 34 vibrant colors of DMC floss. The pictured model was stitched on 32 Ct. Antique White Belfast linen. Stitch Count: 145W x 145H.

Enjoy and Happy Stitching!

Pattern Pick of the Day: Mewnicorn

mewnicorn cross stitchThis fluffy rainbow ball of fur is from Heaven and Earth Designs, of course. You’ll find the Mewnicorn chart details and ordering information here on the HAED site.

This is a mini design at 300 W by 240 H, but still has all the colors and challenge you would expect in a design from HAED.

Enjoy and Happy Stitching!

Pattern Pick of the Day: A Trip to the Moon

A Trip to the Moon cross stitch pattern from Ship's ManorA Trip to the Moon is one of the newest designs from Ship’s Manor, available at 123stitch.com, if you have a local needlework shop they can probably order it for you as well.

The project model was stitched on 40 count Legacy by Picture This Plus using DMC threads. Overall stitch count is 132×148.

Happy Stitching! ๐Ÿ™‚

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